33 Nepali children rescued from Indian homes

KATHMANDU: As many as 33 Nepali children have recently been rescued from various children’s home in the Indian state of Bihar India with the initiatives of the Kathmandu-based Central Child Welfare Board (CCWB).

As many as 31 boys and two girls were rescued from four children’s homes located in Muzaffarpur and Darbhanga of Bihar, the CCWB informed in a press statement today.

After collecting all the information about the children, a team led by CCWB and including representatives of Chhora Chhori Nepal, an NGO, had left for India on March 14 for the operation.

The children were brought to Nepal after getting needful approval from the Patna-based Social Welfare Department on March 16.

Most of the rescued children are from Tarai.

The CCWB said children of Tarai are more prone to being taken to Indian labour market due to the open border.